Google unveiled some upgrades to its mapping software on Wednesday ahead of Apple's expected announcement that it will ditch Google Maps on iPhones and iPads in favor of its own technology.
Google Places is gone, replaced by a new feature that combines its Google Plus social site and renowned restaurant reviewers Zagat.
[Updated 4 p.m. Monday, January 30] The photo above was taken in Chittagong, Bangladesh, which is a "graveyard" of sorts for old ships.
Google's Maps team has made fantastic advances in surveying and mapping seemingly every square inch of navigable ground on the planet. But for mobile users, those maps have always stopped just short of indoor spaces -- until now.
A year and a half after Google admitted that it had inadvertently collected unsuspecting people's personal information sent over the Internet via their wireless routers, the company has implemented a way for people to opt-out of having their routers tracked in the first place.
If you are like a lot of people, you've probably thought about trying to find out more about your family history some day. How did your parents first meet? Where did your grandparents come from? What were the family secrets that no one ever discussed?
The Web should make things easier for travelers, but the sheer volume of services out there is often more overwhelming than useful. Unfortunately, you don't always know which outfits pay off until you've already invested your time. The Budget Travel team puts websites -- new and established -- to the test every day.
For East Coast residents keeping a worried eye on Hurricane Irene, there's a host of mobile apps, Twitter feeds and other digital tools available to help.
Google on Tuesday unveiled Google+, yet another attempt by the search giant to overcome its past miscues in the social networking space.
A small startup with a nearly unsearchable name introduced a new model for mobile search Monday.
If you own a smartphone, chances are you've used a mapping application on it -- probably for Google Maps.
There's a droll car insurance commercial making the rounds lately. An actor plays a GPS navigator device that hasn't been updated for a while and is "just winging it." He directs his driver to turn the wrong way down a one-way street. "Recalculating!"
Nearly three years after first releasing Map Maker, Google is finally ready to let its users edit and add to the map of the United States.
Google Maps now features a definitive list of EV charging stations, available at the click of a mouse.
Recently, Google announced that the Android version of its Google Maps app now automatically routes users around traffic when providing directions.
You know who your Facebook friends are, but can you visualize where they are? You might be surprised when you see "Where My Friends Be?," a Google Maps mashup with all of their locations pinpointed, showing you just how far-flung your friends really are.
As our taxicab navigated the winding narrow dirt paths tucked between farm fields, the scenery outside looked typical of rural China.
So, at this point, the only Valentine's Day cards left on the shelves are going to have dirty jokes or Garfield on them.
Thinking about death can be frightening, no matter your age or medical condition. As we get older, the reality of our own mortality tends to come into clearer focus; this doesn't make talking about death or life-sustaining treatments any less frightening though.
New Medicare regulations that reimburse doctors for discussing end-of-life options renews "death panel" fears.
Google's 411 service will shut down for good on Friday, but that doesn't mean the end of free calls to business numbers.
Google Maps has retraced the border between two Central American countries after a territory dispute developed.
The accuracy of Google Maps has been pulled into a debate about the border between two Central American countries.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has called off its investigation of Google's "Street View" mapping program without issusing fines to the company, according to a letter sent from the FTC to Google on Wednesday.
This week, Google announced that it had accidentally collected passwords, e-mails and other personal information from random Wi-Fi users while working on its Street View feature.
Google has just launched Boost, a location-based ad product for local businesses.
Skim through the photos on Flickr or Photobucket, and you'll find pictures of cats pawing at living-room sofas, children playing in backyards and mothers gardening at home.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City this week, executives from big sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pandora all spoke about industry trends. But the showcase of 27 startup tech companies stole the show.
Web-page addresses can be notoriously long, but even the normal ones seem absolutely huge in our age of Twitter and text messaging. Every letter counts when you have only 140 characters.
It's home to 90,000 people, one of the nation's biggest malls, a National Hockey League team and, the city's mayor boasts, the first IKEA store in the state.
Move over, smartphones: The hottest tech battle right now isn't being fought out in the mobile market, but on old-fashioned PCs.
For Stanford University student Feross Aboukhadijeh, what started off as a bet fueled by youthful ambition and technical bravado, ended up an Internet hit and quite possibly a job.
Hunting for apartments can be exhausting and confusing, but you can make it a bit easier with the help of Google Maps on your smartphone.
Everyone has encountered a deal breaker. That one unappealing characteristic -- no matter how attractive something initially seems -- that completely overrides any positive aspects.
With maps, apps and databases, the online community is working to help show the world the scope, and damage, of the Gulf Coast oil spill.
Wikipedia's "crowdsourced knowledge" model has created a spectacular resource, but everyone knows the big caveat: If the data's important, don't trust the online encyclopedia without verifying it first.
Google began offering an encrypted option for Web searchers on Friday and said it planned to roll it out for all of its services eventually.
Lars and Jens Rasmussen were broke and jobless -- with only $16 between them -- when they made it big in the Web world by selling their idea for Google Maps.
On their big day, team Google Wave shoots exclusive video for CNN.
Facebook topped Google to become the most visited U.S. Web site last week, indicating a shift in how Americans are searching for content.
Peter Smith was riding his bike down a particularly busy road in Austin, Texas, when, amid a frightening blur of big-truck traffic, a thought hit him:
Cities across the nation are aggressively bidding to be part of Google's new experimental high-speed fiber network.
Updated satellite imagery of Port-au-Prince has helped to reveal the full extent of the widespread devastation caused by Tuesday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
Newly released images show the true scale of the devastation after the earthquake in Haiti.
Gadgets are not soft and cuddly, and there are no downloadable upgrades for slobbering mutts. But with enthusiasm for pets growing unabated, and technology digging ever deeper into our lives, the two seemingly unrelated worlds increasingly touch.
Microsoft's Bing took a major step forward Wednesday in adding rich mapping and image data to its search engine, but until it assembles more data, pretty pictures aren't enough to beat the Google Maps juggernaut.
Google Wave, a product that promises to revolutionize online communication, will go out to about 100,000 beta testers Wednesday.
As a small business in a small town, we rely heavily on phone-book advertising for our law firm. We have recently expanded to create a Web site. We have tried to keep it informative to draw in potential clients. We currently use Google AdWords and are listed as a member of the AARP Legal Services Network. Can you make any suggestions as to how we can improve our Web site to attract people who are using the Internet to search for an appropriate attorney in this area?
An online map showing where swine flu -- or H1N1 virus-- is spreading has gone viral, so to speak.
CNN's Errol Barnett shows swine flu information sharing from Twitter.
There are jobs out there, but it might just require a map to find them.
Many people found Google's search site was extremely slow or inaccessible Thursday, and other reports pointed to troubles with other properties including YouTube, Gmail, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Google Docs, AdSense, and Blogger.
Internet giant Google has been stopped from gathering images in Greek cities for its Street View service until it provides further guarantees about privacy.
Some interesting "hyperlocal" Web sites have emerged in the past few years, the idea behind them being to provide news at an extremely local level. Prominent among them is EveryBlock.com, launched last year in Chicago.
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The future of design could see the divide between able-bodied and disabled people vanish.
As president of Google, Larry Page has pushed his people to take risks that have led to hot new applications like Gmail and Google Maps. Lately he has been thinking far outside the walls of his company. Page sees a world of opportunity - in areas ranging from energy to safer cars. But he also sees a world of timidity; not enough people, he worries, are willing to place the big bets that could make a difference in meeting humanity's biggest challenges.
Internet search giant Google Inc. unveiled a new feature Tuesday for its popular mapping programs that shines a spotlight on the movement of refugees around the world
Not long ago, investors couldn't get enough of Garmin and its hugely popular line of GPS devices.
Whether you're looking for the next airfare finder or trip-planning tool, here are seven sites we love.
After years of preparation and planning, Virgin America finally took off Wednesday, despite delays caused by a summer storm in New York. But whether all the hype surrounding the new airline is anything more than hot air remains to be seen.
TomTom, the world's biggest maker of car navigation devices, plans to buy its main map supplier, Tele Atlas, for €1.8 billion ($2.5 billion) to improve the digital maps used by millions of drivers.
Google Inc. will introduce Wednesday a new feature that lets users create personalized maps which plot the locations of everything from cheap gas locally to the latest earthquakes worldwide.
The debate is raging over whether the search engine's new street photos are too up-close and personal
The wireless industry just wrapped up another confab and, judging from all the hype, you'd think every mobile phone owner in America downloads music, googles restaurants and watches TV on their mobile phones nowadays.
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The city of Cardiff may seem like an unlikely place for a technological revolution, but in a few months the capital of Wales will be home to a new kind of telecommunications network that could drastically change the way phone calls, Web pages, e-mail and other data are shipped to and fro.
Motorola has announced plans to sell its auto electronics business to Continental of Germany for $1 billion in cash. The company made its last "motor Victrola" -- better known as a car radio -- in 1987, but it has stayed in the automotive business, supplying behind-the-dashboard electronics to Ford, General Motors, DiamlerChrysler and BMW, among others. The move could make Motorola a more attractive merger partner, since it leaves the company chiefly with broadband and wireless businesses. One question remains: Should we call the company just plain "Ola" now?
Ask most people what qualifies as good design and they're likely to name a line of couture, a groundbreaking skyscraper, or a sleek piece of modern furniture. But why not a pill bottle, a bag of M&...
Where eyeballs roam--even if it's at an altitude of several thousand feet--advertisers are sure to follow. Thanks to aerial imaging services like Google Maps and Windows Live Local, a growing roste...
As we move toward the Next Net, some of the most useful sites will be those that either help mash up -- meaning mix and match -- content from other parts of the Web or act as a filter for the overwhelming mountains of information now at people's fingertips.
As we move toward the Next Net, some of the most useful sites will be those that either help "mash up"--meaning mix and match--content from other parts of the Web or act as a filter for the overwhe...
Mapquest said it would take 41 minutes for me to drive from Columbus Circle in Manhattan to Far Rockaway in Queens. Google Maps estimated the trip at 39 minutes. I looked at the route and figured it for an hour.
When Sony's PlayStation 2 came out with a built-in DVD player, it did a lot to advance the format. Partisans of Blu-Ray, a next-generation videodisc, are hoping that Sony's PlayStation 3 will do the same. A Pioneer executive estimates that the PS3 will ship between 4 million and 7 million units at launch.
When ABC and NBC started selling episodes of prime time shows like "Desperate Housewives" and "The Office" on Apple's iTunes Music Store, some worried that it would hurt broadcast viewership. Instead, TV Week reports, ratings have actually jumped, especially in the young-adult demographics most appealing to advertisers.
Before he arrived at Google in 2001 to serve as adult supervision for Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt was little known outside SiliconValley.
Internet search companies Yahoo! and Google are both close to announcing new wireless search offerings, according to a published report Monday.
Ever since Google opened up its database of map and satellite imagery a month ago, interactive maps have been spreading across the Web.